Wednesday, January 13, 2010

David & Elton to Receive amfAR Award

On February 10, 2010, amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole will be joined by fellow event chairs Sandy Brant, Andy Cohen, John Demsey, Donna Karan, Vanessa Redgrave, Joely Richardson, Carine Roitfeld, Ingrid Sischy, Sharon Stone, Stanley Tucci, Diane von Furstenberg, and Anna Wintour to kick off fashion week at amfAR’s annual New York Gala, held at Cipriani 42nd Street.

Yves Carcelle, president and CEO of Louis Vuitton, and Elton John and David Furnish will be honored for their vital and distinctive contributions to the global struggle against AIDS. amfAR will also pay tribute to the late Natasha Richardson, a former amfAR board member and leader in the fight against AIDS. Meryl Streep, Vanessa Redgrave, and amfAR Founding Chairman Dr. Mathilde Krim will participate in the tribute.

The black-tie dinner and auction, now in its twelfth year, will also include special performances by M•A•C Viva Glam spokesperson Lady Gaga and Rufus Wainwright.

Carcelle, David, and Elton will each receive amfAR’s Award of Courage for outstanding leadership and distinguished service in furthering amfAR’s mission, and for playing a vital role in increasing AIDS awareness and accelerating the pace of HIV/AIDS research.

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